Detail view of the central relief panel from the marble Piranesi fireplace in the Library at Gorhambury. The antique relief panel depicts a sacrifice being made to the Greek hero Heracles and dates from the first century AD.

Date:
29 Aug 1975
Location:
Gorhambury, St. Michael, Gorhambury, St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Reference:
BB75/05237
Type:
Photograph (Negative)
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Description

The fireplace is composed of eighteenth century and antique elements. Gorhambury boasts another mantelpiece designed by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, located in the Yellow Drawing Room.

Archival History

Print accessioned into the collection of the NMR on the 18th September 1975.

Content

This is part of the Job: 11/02524A Gorhambury, Hertfordshire; within the Sub Series: RCH01/002/049 RCHME Architectural Requests: Hertfordshire; within the Series: RCH01/002 Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England: Architectural Requests; within the Collection: RCH01 Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (RCHME) Archive

Rights

© Crown Copyright. Historic England Archive

People & Organisations

Artist: Piranesi, Giovanni Battista

Photographer: Rchme

Keywords

Classicism, Sculpture, Fireplace, Mantelpiece